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March 28, 2013


Clinton Urged Kerry to Support Gay Marriage Ban

Robert Shrum says Bill Clinton advises John Kerry in 2004 that he should consider supporting a ban on same-sex marriage, something the former president now denies. However, Shrum stands by his story and wrote about it in his book No Excuses.

"I don't even see the point of the denial. Attempting to rewrite the history--tortured rationalizations for Clinton's signing of the Defense of Marriage Act in the first place, a reflex defensiveness about advice in 2004 that was wrong in principle and even politically--seems a futile effort to redeem a tarnished part of a presidential legacy. I applaud Bill Clinton's change of position--and that change highlights where we are now and where our country should and will go."












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